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Tidbits - Apr. 2, 2020 - Reader Comments: No One Asked How We Can Afford It; COVID-19; GE Workers Walk-Demand to Make Ventilators Not War Weapons; Asian Americans Attacked; A Different Response - Vietnam, Cuba; Rent Moratorium; Rev Joseph Lowery

Reader Comments: No One Asked How We Can Afford It; COVID-19; GE Workers Walk - Demand to Make Ventilators Not War Weapons; Asian Americans Attacked; A Different Response - Vietnam and Cuba; Rent Moratorium; Remembering Rev Joseph Lowery

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Tidbits - Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements AND cartoons - Apr. 2, 2020, Portside

Re: As Congress Pushes a $2 Trillion Stimulus Package, the "How Will You Pay For It?" Question Is Tossed in the Trash (Judy Atkins)
Re: How the World's Richest Country Ran Out of a 75-Cent Face Mask (Rod Nelson)
Be a Neighborhood Hero - reproducible image - Nicole Marie
Re: Trump to New York: Drop Dead (Neil Alan Baffler; Carol Burke; Edwin Diaz)
Re: It Didn't Have to Be Like This (Edward Miessner)
Ventilators  --  cartoon by Rob Rogers
Re: Back to Work? You First (Sidney Simmons; Joseph Di Maio; Nego Flores; Millie Ramos; Miguel Tamargo)
Re: General Electric Workers Walk Off the Job, Demand to Make Ventilators (Carl Davidson)
Re: The Case for a Rent Moratorium (John Vann)
Re: Vietnam, COVID-19 and Public Health (Jorge Ayala; Joel LeFevre; Jay Schaffner; Marilyn Albert; Leanna Noble; Myrna Santiago)
Re: "Cuba's Cancer Hope": Cuba's Revolutionary Cancer Vaccine Builds Bridges Between the Island and the US (Ann Wright; Jane Feigenbaum)
Re: Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety (Jack Parker; Ellen Alvarez; Ana Cosme; Millie Ramos; David Rodriguez)
Re: DOJ Seeks to Exploit Coronavirus Emergency to Detain People Indefinitely (Michael O'Rourke; Jose A. Hernandez Gajate; Hollis Stewart; Craig Gauthier; Carmen Graniela)
Re: Americans' Revulsion for Trump Is Underappreciated (Judyth Hollub)
Re: Migrant Farmworkers Feed America - And They're At High Risk For A Coronavirus Outbreak (Roberto Colon Ocasio)
Re: Some Instacart, Amazon Workers Strike as Jobs Get Riskier (Alan Gregory Wonderwheel; Aida Rivera; Carl Anderson)
Re: The Winners: Wars, Walls and the Wealthy; The Losers: Diplomacy, Public Health, and Environment (Helen Mary Caldicott; Bruce Bostick)
Re: `Bernie Has a Real Decision to Make': Labor Throws in With Biden (Lew Grupper)
Re: Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders (David Alman; Gene Glickman)
Rev. Joseph Lowery  -  a poem in tribute by Stewart Acuff
Thank you Rev. Lowery  - tribute by cartoonist Mike Luckovich

Resources:

Volunteer Opportunity to Aid Hospital and Other Essential Workers (NYC COVID Care)
Toolkit for How to Go on Rent Strike During COVID-19 (Right To Counsel NYC Coalition and Housing Justice for All)
A New Podcast: Ella's Voice (Ella Baker Center for Human Rights)

Announcements:

Webinar - April 3 - Organizing Against Toxic Imprisonment in the Face of Covid-19 (Critical Resistance)
Webinar: This Is Not a Drill: LIVE -- Wednesday, April 8 (Organizing Upgrade)
Organizing 2.0 Conference - Online Event - April 17 - Online

 

Re: As Congress Pushes a $2 Trillion Stimulus Package, the "How Will You Pay For It?" Question Is Tossed in the Trash

This clears up for me that question the debates never got beyond: "How You Going to Pay for It?"

Judy Atkins
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: How the World's Richest Country Ran Out of a 75-Cent Face Mask
 

Say it with me now: Capitalism sucks.

A very Uhmerikan story about capitalism consuming our national preparedness and resiliency

Rod Nelson
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Be a Neighborhood Hero - reproducible image - Nicole Marie
 

I just finished this illustration for a neighborhood mutual aid project in Toronto. It's free to use! high res file available of the "Rosie" illustration for your local postering work- just email me at adastracomix@gmail.com

as per request im linking my portfolio here: https://nicolemariecomix.wordpress.com/
Im also on Twitter at @nicoleMcomix

Nicole Marie

 

Re: Trump to New York: Drop Dead
 

Neil Alan Bufler
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Carol Burke
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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They got the money to wage wars but they don't invest in its biggest resource, which is its people and a healthy population. Idiots!!!

Edwin Diaz
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: It Didn't Have to Be Like This

(posting on Portside Labor)
 

Basically we are where we're at because Republicans kept pushing that rugged American individualism crap to justify NOT having a social democratic arrangement of our society like everybody else in the developed world. If they keep up with this and cause this country to f**k up the response to the next pandemic or the next wave to this one then all other nations may choose to close their borders to us and not have any trade with us. Of course the US will act out if that happens.

Edward Miessner
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Ventilators  --  cartoon by Rob Rogers
 

Rob Rogers
April 1, 2020
robrogers.com

 

Re: Back to Work? You First
 

Let the lieutenant governor of Texas, raring to sacrifice himself on the altar of the free market, become a grocery store worker. Let the CNBC pundits become retail cashiers.

Sidney Simmons
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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As soon i see number three in his family walking down the streets of new york.maybe then i'll go to work.until then im staying home. my life n my fam.n friends are worth more than any shitty job's. the hell with work n all these rich people that think we are stupid

Joseph Di Maio
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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ONLY IN AMERICA..MONEY TALK N BULL SHIT WALK..AMERICA IS FOR THE MONEY NOT FOR THE PEOPLE

Nego Flores
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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I will like to see those that say you go back to work that you have to sacrifice yourself. I would love to see them do it first.

Millie Ramos
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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The richest country in the world, skimping on emergency materials and denying the magnitude and extension of the pandemic crisis, delaying aid to states who are not consonant to the policies of this administration, blaming and lying continuously about actions being taken, meanwhile trying to down play and calling for a return to work and opening an economy that is affected by the pandemic, clearly showing a loss of empathy/connection with an ongoing crisis, because the rich/industrialist are not increasing their profits.Now they are trying to sneak a bail -out for themselves.

Its very strange that a plague hits the nation so near elections, where this could disrupt the voting and be utilized to control, similar to gerrymanding areas that could be against them.The leadership is completely inoperant, constantly double speaking, lying and trying to downplay the crisis.-Moscow Mitch is giving the impression of a Republican victory on the aid bill, that showed a underground aid to the big industrialists with no follow-up and inquiry as to where these funds are going to be used. we are watching the parties involved, if you sell your souls to the money making mafias.You will see the results in the at the voting polls.!!!!!!!!!!

Miguel Tamargo
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: General Electric Workers Walk Off the Job, Demand to Make Ventilators

(posting on Portside Labor)
 

THE WORKING CLASS SPEAKS UP WITH A STRIKE. They want to manufacture ventilators, not jet engines or weapons of war. Excellent idea.

Carl Davidson
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: The Case for a Rent Moratorium
 

Here in British Columbia, Canada, the BC government under 'Emergency Orders' have made it law, that renters out of work due to the Covid-19 virus, need not pay their rent, can apply for $500 per month subsidy, can not be evicted and if their rental home is sold, can not be evicted by the new buyer  . . . until such time as the Emergency Order is lifted.

John Vann,
Victoria, BC

 

Re: Vietnam, COVID-19 and Public Health
 

Vietnam has had only 141 cases of COVID-19 until March 23th and, so far, no death. Despite its proximity to China, and with fewer resources than countries like Singapore, the country seems to have kept the virus under control.

Jorge Ayala
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Three weeks ago Argentina had 40 confirmed cases and the entire country was put on stay at home and thousands ordered into quarantine. As of six weeks ago anyone traveling there from the US, the EU, Middle East or Asia had to self isolate for 2 weeks.

Joel LeFevre
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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This is how Vietnam is handling the pandemic - very successful so far. Lots of lessons for the rest of the world, particularly the U.S. on what a real public health system could be. 

Vietnam is very densely populated, especially the fast-growing cities. Today Vietnam's population is the fastest growing in the world, according to both the UN and the WHO.  In 1970 at the of the Vietnam War (or as the Vietnamese refer to it, the American War), the population of both Vietnams was 49 million. Five million Vietnamese were killed during the war - 10% of the total population. Today the population of the country is 95 million.

Jay Schaffner
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Viet Nam has not had deaths from COVID 19 - this article explains some of the reasons why, which can be copied by both developed and developing countries. The concept of the community health worker is very important and we should do it when the United States has our single payer system in the near future!

Marilyn Albert
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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My experiences while in Vietnam were that the ethic of community is very strong and reaches deep and wide through out the society, culture and economy in spite of encroaching capital due to mixed economy.

We saw the people respond to several serious climate/weather related crises as military (everyone gets military training which not only includes weapons but also medical skills), people's organizations ( Women's Union local groups are everywhere in both urban and rural areas as are youth, Agent Orange and other country-wide organizations) and CP members mobilized right down to block and neighborhood levels to provide food, health care, "social encouragement" as well as physical labor.

Within a matter of HOURS, students at the university where we taught planned and organized blood drives and volunteer teams to participate as part of a COORDINATED local mobilization.

Because there is still a planned economy and a CP, planning skills and practices and infrastructure exist.

It ain't perfect, but it sure impressed the hell out of us and clearly increased COMMUNITY safety and health during several crises as we watched -- and got to participate as volunteers.

Leanna Noble
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Read this information, if they could and why we can't.

Myrna Santiago
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: "Cuba's Cancer Hope": Cuba's Revolutionary Cancer Vaccine Builds Bridges Between the Island and the US

(posting on Portside Culture)
 

The Cuban medical community has developed several important medicines despite terrible US sanctions!!!

At Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Heberprot-P was developed, a unique drug that prevents the amputation of diabetic feet by healing ulcers.

In addition, Cuba was recognized by WHO as the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Ann Wright
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Airs on PBS stations starting April 1

Jane Feigenbaum
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety
 

I am waiting for this administration to begin rounding up all Chinese-Americans and sending them to a modern-day Manzanar. It would certainly be consistent with their attempts to find a scapegoat on whom they can pin our present circumstance and avoid admitting Trump is completely incompetent to handle any crisis.

Jack Parker
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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And what about the attacks on the Black and Hispanic communities, for hundreds of years to no avail?

Ellen Alvarez
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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I SUPPOSE Mr T supporters don't get the virus, just saying has Mr T made them infested free, wake up

Ana Cosme
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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That's makes me angry it is Not their fault.

Millie Ramos
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Good old trump never fails to put his racial spin on everything.. #TrumpTheNazi

David Rodriguez
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: DOJ Seeks to Exploit Coronavirus Emergency to Detain People Indefinitely
 

Who's he planning on detaining indefinitely? Those pastors getting arrested for holding huge gatherings because this whole corona virus thing is a hoax to bring down their dear leader?

Michael O'Rourke
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Our "Idiot in Chief", considers himself a wartime president. Okay, let's agree that he is. By that analogy, we could say he has 50 generals (aka governors) that are fighting the enemy (aka covid-19). Now him telling Cuomo that he doesn't think he will need 30,000 ventilators, is like telling a general going into a fight that he doesn't think the general will need the number of RPGs he's asking for. To me, that sounds like a very stupid commander, or one who is hoping that his general gets slaughtered in the battle.

Jose A. Hernandez Gajate
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Now shared an example of the ignorance and nasty attitude of our leaders toward folks detained, under control of the government that while it has them in custody is responsible for their safety.

Hollis Stewart
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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If that's how his followers see him, we are his causalities...

Craig Gauthier
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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This could make the pandemic worse, since people with the virus might be afraid to get tested for fear they will be taken away and never be herd from them ever again. That is scary.

Carmen Graniela
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Americans' Revulsion for Trump Is Underappreciated
 

But the difference between the Democratic victories in 2018 and the presidential election in 2016 (and the upcoming 2020 election) is the Electoral College. All the other contests are determined by the popular vote. The presidency, highest office in the land, is determined by the Electoral College. That's state-by-state winner-take-all. If the president were elected by popular vote, Trump would have lost in 2016. We have to be very careful this time around. Absent getting rid of the E.C., or amending the way it works, we have the hurdle of making sure Trump loses even the Electoral College.

Judyth Hollub
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Migrant Farmworkers Feed America - And They're At High Risk For A Coronavirus Outbreak

(posting on Portside Labor)
 

Nothing short of slavery!! SHAME ON US! Our plates are full thanks to them. They deserve to be treated as human beings. What would happen if they dropped their tools and went home? We just might starve!!

Roberto Colon Ocasio
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Some Instacart, Amazon Workers Strike as Jobs Get Riskier

(posting on Portside Labor)
 

"And I am glad to know that there is a system of labor where the laborer can strike if he wants to! I would to God that such a system prevailed all over the world." 
President Abraham Lincoln, The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume IV, "Speech at Hartford, Connecticut" (March 5, 1860), p. 7

Alan Gregory Wonderwheel
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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They need to be protected... Amazon is a billionaire company that can provide safeguards for its employees, but I guess owner's greed is greater.

Aida Rivera
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Have you considered boycotting Amazon? Yes they're convenient but that is not a good reason to use them-

Carl Anderson
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: The Winners: Wars, Walls and the Wealthy; The Losers: Diplomacy, Public Health, and Environment
 

The Department of Death.

Helen Mary Caldicott
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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we NEED those 800 military bases in 70 countries

Bruce Bostick
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: `Bernie Has a Real Decision to Make': Labor Throws in With Biden
 

Another reason for Bernie to stay in is that over half the states haven't voted yet.  Just because Biden  is the frontrunner doesn't mean Bernie can't turn the primary around.  Biden has been nowhere to be seen during the coronavirus pandemic.  Bernie has raised $2 million dollars for victims and has held nightly medical seminars online.  Biden saying he won't participate in the final debate is the same arrogance we saw from Hillary in 2016.  Run Bernie Run!

Lew Grupper

 

Re: Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders
 

I agree with your Reality endorses Bernie Sanders article. 

Midway through the Democratic pre-corona virus steeplechase it became obvious that the Wall Street 'ownership' of the Party would be seeking in  Mr. Biden or some other candidate someone who, if he won, would govern in a conciliatory and compromising  way with their brothers who owned the Republican Party. If Biden or someone like him is nominated, Mr. Trump will be reelected. Not because the Bernie Sanders folks won't come out to vote for the candidate, but because millions of Americans who hoped that a reborn Franklin D. Roosevelt was running, whether male or female, will stay home because the same old Wall Street gang has crushed their hopes for change. It will be the Democratic 'bosses' who will offend millions of voters, and the election losses to follow will permit the Republicans to gain back the seats they won in 2018, and Trump will have everything he wants and needs. If only we could awaken the true Democrats in time to force the selection of  Bernie or Warren or both, we would be able to forestall the immense tragedy that awaits us.

David Alman,
Wasilla, Alaska

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With reference to "Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders": Nino Pagliccia, writing in Counterpunch, quotes Gramsci: "I am reminded of political theorist Antonio Gramsci's words: 'The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.'" 

To my mind, Gramsci beautifully (and presciently) describes the current situation in the United States. It is abundantly clear that Medicare for All ought to replace a system where laid-off workers lose their health insurance. But it is equally clear that Bernie wasn't able to mount the kind of campaign able to attract the overwhelming turnout he needed to make his candidacy triumph over the forces of stagnation in control of the Democratic Party hierarchy. 

So we're left with proto-fascistic Trumpian, and corporate Democratic, morbidity.

Gene Glickman

 

Rev. Joseph Lowery  -  a poem in tribute by Stewart Acuff
 

Like a message from the heavens

Thunder exploded and broke open the night

Rain came as a wave breaking

The blues were waiting on my waking

The Reverend Doctor Joseph Lowery went on to glory last night

Prophet and powerful preacher

Civil rights leader throughout his life

Once President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

A giant for justice with his mission of mercy

He honored me with wisdom and love in his coalition of compassion

He hated poverty with a righteous passion

But loved the poor and vulnerable with his whole heart

The daily struggle of the working poor consumed him

Preaching the love of Jesus with the justice of Jeremiah and Isaiah

Teaching me as we marched and rallied, sat down and sat in

Never giving in to evil or racism or oppression of the poor

Rest now, Leader, your work continues in our never ending efforts.

Stewart Acuff
(posting on Facebook)

 

Thank you Rev. Lowery  - tribute by cartoonist Mike Luckovich
 

Mike Luckovich
March 29, 2020
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Volunteer Opportunity to Aid Hospital and Other Essential Workers (NYC COVID Care)
 

We’re thrilled to have all 2500+ of you on board! We have some updates for you:

We’ve made the decision to extend our services to all essential workers and their families in the NYC Metro Area. Also, our Groups offering is up and running!

This past week, we sent out our first press release! So far, we’ve been shared by Rachel Brosnahan and Micah Lasher. We received our first media hits with patch.com and Manhattan Community Board Five! And a big win: Both New York Presbyterian and Memorial Sloan Kettering are sharing our resources with all of their workers. We are starting to gain momentum! 

We need your help!

Right now, our primary goal is to connect with essential workers and their families and direct them to our website to sign up. The best way to do this is by having a lot of followers/likes on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – if we do that, then these websites will start showing our name to more people who may need support.

  1. “Like,” “Follow,” and/or “share” our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/NYCCOVIDCare/

  2. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @nyccovidcare and tag us in your posts. 

  3. We’d love if you could share our page with other Facebook groups.

Outside of social media, we would appreciate if this well-connected group could share the following email with your personal and professional networks. 

We’re looking to directly reach healthcare professionals, first responders, emergency personnel, childcare providers, delivery drivers, construction workers, and many more; however, if you have connections to unions, advocacy groups, or any other large network of essential workers, please reach out to Cali Callaway at cmc2019@med.cornell.edu.

We are looking to get the word out to workers and their families. If there's a way that you can share our information with your personal and professional networks, we would love to provide support to them. 

The NYC COVID Care Network is a self-organizing mutual aid network of more than 2500 mental health workers, spiritual care providers, and community builders supporting essential workers and their families during this evolving crisis. We facilitate free individual support encounters, support groups, stress-reduction training, and grief rituals via Zoom or telephone. Any New York essential worker and their family is eligible to receive support - sign-up through our website at www.nyccovidcare.org/request.

Follow the Network at https://www.facebook.com/NYCCOVIDCare/ for updates or @nyccovidcare on Instagram + Twitter. Reach out to info@nyccovidcare.org with any questions. #nyccovidcare #helpingthehelpers

 

Toolkit for How to Go on Rent Strike During COVID-19 (Right To Counsel NYC Coalition and Housing Justice for All)
 

Rent is due. Thousands can't pay rent, but Cuomo has yet to cancel rent.  Meanwhile, more than 80,000 New Yorkers/have called on Governor Cuomo to cancel rent immediately.  

Our only and best option is to organize! For so many tenants who are asking about how to go on rent strike, we're excited to share new tools. 

With Housing Justice For All, we have released a Toolkit for How to Go on Rent Strike During COVID-19.  The toolkit has information on the history of rent strikes, how a COVID-19 rent strike is different from traditional rent strikes, what's involved with organizing a rent strike and also includes sample versions of signs, flyers, letters and other documents you can use to help organize a rent strike in your building. And much more! 

COVID-19 Tenant Organizing Resources. All resources below were created in partnership with our allies at Housing Justice for All.

Right To Counsel NYC Coalition
121 6th Avenue 6th Floor
New York City

Housing Justice for All
housing4allny@gmail.com
(585) 315-0826

 

A New Podcast: Ella's Voice (Ella Baker Center for Human Rights)
 

The Ella Baker Center has launched a podcast! As we all try to find ways to connect and continue to organize while sheltering in place, we hope this podcast will help shine a light on the grassroots work that continues to happen in the Bay Area and beyond.

The first episode of Ella’s Voice is available to stream or download on our website and on podcast platforms like SpotifyStitcher and Deezer (coming soon to Apple Podcasts). 

In this episode you’ll hear a virtual town hall where Ella Baker Center staff and members connected online to share updates on the movement work happening and how folks can take action in the face of COVID-19.

We are excited to share this with you. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and leave us a review!

Listen here.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
1419 34th Ave, Suite 202
Oakland, California 94601
510.428.3939
give@ellabakercenter.org

 

Webinar - April 3 - Organizing Against Toxic Imprisonment in the Face of Covid-19 (Critical Resistance)
 

 

On Monday March 30, 2020, hundreds of organizers joined us to connect digitally and learn about grassroots campaigns fighting to get people free from cages during the COVID-19 health crisis. We learned so much from the speakers and their collective organizing efforts, and are excited to share this video and the list of resources shared and mentioned, as well as some more gathered in the last 24 hours on relevant organizing. 

We hope they can help inform and inspire local organizing and a strong national movement for abolition in these dire times.

Those Who Know Don't Say - Book Talk with Garrett Felber, Anoop Mirpuri, and CR PDX

Friday, April 3rd @ 4pm PST/ 7pm EST

Register here.

Order your copy of the book! Contact us here.

Critical Resistance Portland (CR PDX) invites you to the digital book release event for Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State, featuring author and abolitionist educator Garrett Felber in conversation with Portland educator Anoop Mirpuri and CR PDX's Marcus Carter.

This book explores how state repression laid the groundwork for the modern carceral state and uplifts how Muslim organizing paved the way for the contemporary prison abolition movement. We look forward to a rich discussion with Felber and Mirpuri about the legacy of this resistance and its impact on our contemporary abolitionist movements. 

About the Speakers:

Anoop Mirpuri is an associate professor of English and affiliate faculty in the Black Studies Department and the School of Gender, Race, and Nations at Portland State University. He has published essays on policing, race, and prison growth in journals such as Cultural Critique, Critical Ethnic Studies, Oregon Humanities, as well as in anthologies including The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration and Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports. He is currently writing a book about neoliberalism, mass criminalization, and the construction of the prisoner's voice in U.S. public culture.
 
Garrett Felber is an assistant professor of History at the University of Mississippi. His research and teaching focus on twentieth-century African American social movements, Black radicalism, and the carceral state. Felber was the lead organizer of the Making and Unmaking Mass Incarceration conference and is the Project Director of the Parchman Oral History Project (POHP), a collaborative oral history, archival, and documentary storytelling project on incarceration in Mississippi. In 2016, Felber co-founded Liberation Literacy, an abolitionist collective inside and outside Oregon prisons. He also spearheaded the Prison Abolition Syllabus, a collaborative reading list published by Black Perspectives which highlighted and contextualized prison strikes in 2016 and 2018. Felber is also the coeditor of the Portable Malcolm X Reader with the late Manning Marable and is currently working on a biography of former political prisoner Martin Sostre.

Marcus Carter is a member of the Critical Resistance Portland chapter and active in the local Care Not Cops campaign organizing with CR PDX.

Critical Resistance
1904 Franklin St.
Suite 504
Oakland, CA 94612

 

Webinar: This Is Not a Drill: LIVE -- Wednesday, April 8 (Organizing Upgrade)
 

Wednesday, April 8 - 8 PM - 9 PM

Now is the time to move beyond demands to strategy. Join us for the next episode of This is Not a Drill: LIVE as we talk 2020 political and electoral strategy in the face of a global pandemic. Register now and watch on Wednesday, April 8 at 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET.

Our all-start guest line-up includes Phillip Agnew (Smoke Signals Studio), Angela Lang (BLOC: Black Leaders Organizing for Communities), Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental: Institute for Research), and Laurel Wales (People's Action).

*Organizations listed for identification purposes only

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Organizing 2.0 Conference - Online Event - April 17 - Online
 

Organizing 2.0 is our annual training conference. We offer training in online organizing, digital strategy, use of online tools and creative organizing strategy.  This year's conference will be held entirely online!

Purchase tickets here